First off if i apologise if i am in the wrong place/not posting correctly etc. It's my first time posting in this forum. I am havign an issue at work. I have always used the layer style - gradient overlay to make my 'buttons' for e-shots/newsletters. But yesterday it just stopped working. Below is a screen shot to try demonstrate clearly what I mean -
As you can see, the button on the composition should have a gradiant of orange and blue (not the actual colours im using - was just a gradual red -? dark red - but for clarity in the image i picked this default gradient).
I've tried resetting to default, i've looked at an old photoshop folder with a gradient overlay and made sure alll the setting are the same. I've tried making the actual button object different sizes but nothing works. (When i make it larger, it does eventually show the blue, but as soon as i *apply*, it goes to flat orange again)
Anyone have any help atall please? Like i said it's been doing this since yesterday - This is a very basic thing that I need to be able to do for my job - flat colours for a button look rubbish!
Oh i'm using photoshop cs5 on a mac incase thats important
Thanks in advance
edit: i uninstalled photoshop cs5 and reinstalled it and it didnt change anything.
You posted your help request to the forum for photoshop.com, and online portal site (not a forum for Photoshop CS). I'll move this for you.
Do you have Align with Layer checked?
Or move the gradient on the image while the layer styles dialog is open (probably moving it up) , as maybe the adjustment is such that only the orange is showing.
Does it make a difference if you view the image at actual pixels (100% view)?
If all else fails i'd reset the photoshop preferences and see if that gets things back to normal: